Sign up for a dive course

Want to learn how to dive?

You can learn to dive in an Open Water dive course, take a refresher diving course or learn advanced scuba diving skills with one of our experienced dive instructors.

Find out about learning to dive and our Wellington dive courses.

Join the Dive Club

Club Membership entitles you to free air and dive gear hire at half the normal rates on club dives.

We try to dive a different site each week (so membership is a good way to learn where all the good dive sites are around Wellington). Shore dives are held every Saturday morning & start at the shop at 9am.

Find out about joining the Dive Club.

Buying and Servicing Dive Gear

We have Wellington's largest air compressor giving the minimum wait for tank fills.

We also offer Air Cylinder Testing, Dive equipment hire, and New equipment for sale: We carry over 800 different stock items, including drysuits, wetsuits and semi drys, cylinders, spearfishing and free diving gear.

Check out our prices, brands and specials.

What’s New?


Next Learn to Dive Course

The next learn to dive (‘Open Water’) course starts 11/11. Four nights for pool work at the Kilbernie Aquatic Centre – Wellington’s deepest pool. Two Sundays for the sea dives and the option of another extra six dives after that if you want. The academics are completed by e-learning (choose either PC or tablet format), […]

Brads Breakfast

Brad’s breakfast

What gets people out of bed & to the shop by 9am on Saturday mornings for the shore dive? Baker Brad’s biscuits. Photo shows a brave departure last week – the brad-gateau log biscuit.First ya see, then ya don’t : )


20 year service award.

Island Bay Divers has received a 20 years Dive Center service award from Padi. We have been a PADI training facility for 27 years and a PADI Dive Centre for most of this time. Longer by far than any other facility in Wellington.